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Document ID (ISN)111534
CIS number 11-0226
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Felten M.K., Knoll L., Eisenhawer C., Ackermann D., Khatab K., Hüdepohl J., Zschiesche W., Kraus T.
Title Retrospective exposure assessment to airborne asbestos among power industry workers
Bibliographic information 2010, No.5:15, 9p. 29 ref.
Internet access Retrospective_exposure_assessment.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objectives of this study were to assess former levels of airborne asbestos exposure in the power industry in Germany and to propose a basic strategy for health surveillance and the early detection of asbestos related diseases. Between March 2002 and the end of 2006, a retrospective questionnaire survey of occupational tasks and exposures with airborne asbestos fibres was conducted in a cohort of 8632 formerly-exposed power industry workers. Data of 7775 (90% of the total) participants working in installations for power generation, power distribution or gas supply could be evaluated. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; asbestos; exposure evaluation; power generation and distribution
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; cohort study; long-term exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Power generation and distribution
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution
Exposure evaluation